Welker, Wilhite injured

DETROIT -- The Patriots have announced that wide receiver Wes Welker has left the game with a neck injury. His return is questionable.

Welker appeared to suffer the injury while attempting to make a tackle on an interception thrown by quarterback Tom Brady late in the second quarter.

Meanwhile, cornerback Jonathan Wilhite left the field under his own power after being examined by members of the team's medical staff. He was banged up on a third down play early in the third quarter.